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Joy and Troy The Great Gatsby inspired wedding

This couple love the movie so much they had The Great Gatsby inspired wedding, check out the beautiful pictures below.

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These days, people are becoming a lot more creative than they used to.

Check out this couple who styled their wedding after The Great Gatsby movie.

How They Met:

Troy King, a software developer met Joy Swafford, a web developer and singer in college at the University of Maryland at College Park. The two were friends for about 15 years before dating for over 5 years.

The Proposal:

The proposal came on Valentine’s Day in the city of love, Paris, France.

“We spent the day seeing the sights and had dinner at a small bistro. We don't normally exchange gifts on Valentine's Day, so I figured something was up when he said he had a present for me. He asked me quietly at the hotel - just the two of us. It was perfect,” says Joy.

The Wedding Ceremony:

Joy King says taking the vows was her favorite wedding moment.

“I will never forget how seriously Troy said his vows - looking me directly in my eyes and squeezing my hands as he said the words. It was such an honest and emotional moment and so subtle, so I'm not sure how many people really caught it. I did though!”

On The Theme:

"The wedding, which had a 1920’s The Great Gatsby art deco theme, took place at Hyatt Regency at Chesapeake Bay on November 8, 2014. The first look dress was a white Ralph Lauren gown from Joy’s closet. She dressed it up with a furry bolero jacket, pearl accessories, and a flower headpiece for a vintage feel. And let’s not forget the blood red heels. Absolutely divine."

"For the wedding dress, Joy wore a stunning light gold fit and flare by Maggie Sottero (Sahara) with Swarovski crystals on the bodice and a huge, dramatic tulle skirt and a full cathedral length veil which was custom made with Swarovski crystals on the edges. “The veil was my favorite accessory - custom made with Swarovski crystals on the edges.”

Her Advice To Brides-To-Be:

"Get a good wedding planner. Period. My wedding planner, Trisha Cranor of Working Brides, Inc., was an absolute G0d-send.

I always tried to remind myself that not everything is going to go as planned and not to stress about changes or glitches. That advice is so much easier to follow when you know that you have a true professional handling the details.

Even if things do change, you know that it's in the hands of someone who understands your vision and will make your day as perfect as you imagined it. I was as close to a stress-free bride as you can get and I definitely owe that to Trisha and Working Brides, Inc. Everything was perfect."

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